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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCI 1F90
Professor
S.Cummings
Semester
Summer

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SOCI1F90 Health and Illness lecture March 8, 2012 I. Health as a social issue  Health is a social issue in at least 4 ways 1. Cultural patterns define health 2. Cultural standards change over time 3. Health relates to a society’s technology 4. Health and social inequality are intertwined  Complete state of physical, mental and social well-being o Years of healthy life o Quality of life o Impact of your health problems on your day-to-day life  Cultural patterns define health o Morally good [scabies, etc] o Social control o Ideas act as a form of social control  Cultural standards change over time o Victorian Era  Boredom cause for diagnosis th o Early 20 Century  Education too strenuous for female brain o Today  Kids with energy diagnosed as hyperactive  Health relates to a society’s technology o Canada  Advanced medical technology greatly improves health rd  3 world nations still dealing with illness that Canadians never think about  Health and social inequality are intertwined o Don’t be poor, stressed, no control/very supervised, or unemployed  Poverty and depression  Poverty and obesity  Poverty and asthma II. Health: a G
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